2014 Kathryn Boyd-Batstone – “Singles” These photographs are copyright Kathryn Boyd-Batstone and are used here by permission. They may not be used elsewhere without her permission. Matt Suhr, of HappyDirt Farm in Medford, Oregon, is a key member of the GMO-free Jackson county movement. For Suhr, a compromise must be made between small farmers and large GMO farms because current practices are not sustainable. The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet speaks to the over 11,000 attendees at the University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena. The speech, “The Path to Peace and Happiness in the Global Society,” addressed political, social and environmental issues. Tanner VanLeuven runs a waterfall along the Row River in Oregon. Although VanLeuven is originally a rock climber his heart now belongs to the river. A steeple chase runner at the Pepsi Invitational at University of Oregon fails to make it over the hurdle and falls exhausted into the water pit. She continued on to finish the race despite the setback. A young girl cools from the hot summer sun in the Salmon Street Spring in downtown Portland, OR. (OPB) Students at Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland, OR line up for water on their last day of school before the summer starts. These students are part of a project called Class of 2025. Reporters at Oregon Public Broadcasting will be following these students until they graduate from high school in 2025 to see if Gov. John Kitzhaber’s goal of creating 100% graduation rate becomes a reality.